Barbara Maxwell Deraoui

October 30, 1953- Wisconsin

The Quiet of Stillness

The quiet of stillness

Offers tranquility
Soothes the spirit
Reaches deep inside

One has to listen carefully for it

The quiet of stillness

Can be felt late at night
When the world sleeps
When there is a deep silence
It comes alive

The quiet of stillness

Is hard to find
One has to slow down
Remove all distractions
One has to listen very carefully
For the sounds of nothing

The quiet of stillness

Can be found by the sea
Can be found in the forest
Can be found by a stream
Can be found in the mountains Can be found on isolated country road

The quiet of stillness
Is everywhere if one only looks
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